Education

Education globally faces the challenge of bridging the gap between employment and education. We’ve been involved in some of the key discussions here especially in relation to India, such as: how will India realise its demographic dividend by skilling its young population? How can current learning models adapt in a world of exciting new education technology?

In early 2015, we launched a major report ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos in conjunction with GEMS Education and UNESCO, analysing the corporate CSR spend by the Fortune Global 500 companies on education.

Our activities include:

  • Economic modelling
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Impact assessment
  • Identification and due diligence of partners
  • Identification and due diligence of opportunities in education technology

Projects

  • Building cross-country partnerships

    We have supported several Indian and UK education institutions build partnerships, in terms of developing joint courses, student exchanges and scholarships, and building connections from international audiences to develop one of India’s newest and foremost accelerator programmes.

  • Fostering innovation in education

    We have produced two major conferences bringing together the skills, education and technology community in the UK, Europe India and elsewhere. They provided the leading European platform for thought-leadership in the Indian education space.

  • Sale of UK College

    Assisted sale of UK college through a difficult economic climate. We identified a consortium of new investors, interviewed and identified the new management team, and evaluated the existing, failing business model to create greater efficiencies and identify future revenue streams.

  • Social enterpreneurship in Pakistan

    Our seminal report Social Enterprise in Pakistan: Unlocking Innovation Through Enterprise Incubation says business schools in Pakistan can offer huge growth potential in delivering hybrid financial return and social impact. It explored how incubator hubs can harness the potential of young entrepreneurs in Pakistan and sets out the potential to create a “social innovation coalition” framework.